Race and Gender Politics of Hair

Media

The Driving Force Behind Natural Hair Anti-Discrimination Laws | KJzz (3 March 2021)

Dr. Neal Lester on the Race and Gender Politics of Hair with KJZZ Radio (January 2020)

Social & Political Culture of Black/Afrocentric Hair in Education (December 2018)

Interview with Neal Lester - University of Georgia (14 September 2016)

Dr. Neal Lester on the Race and Gender Politics of Hair (January 2013)

"NPR Hair Weave Heists No Laughing Matter, Expert Says" Jim Burress, Atlanta's NPR Station, WABE (June 2012)

Dr. Neal A. Lester and Dr. Carolivia Herron Performing and Discussing Nappy Hair (14 May 2012)

Haireotypes (2009)

Articles/Blogs

Personal, Political And Professional: Everyone Has A Hair Story (6 January 2020)

Professor explores hair’s cultural implications for African-Americans (8 August 2015)

‘Classic’ invisibility: Illusory ‘universals’ exclude, marginalize (29 July 2015)

Thieves Steal $50K Worth Of Weave From Chicago Beauty Supply | MadameNoir (26 June 2014)

Special Issue, “The Why and the Where of Hair,”  The Lion and the Unicorn, Volume 37, Number 2 (April 2013)

Digging at the roots while going for gold -- Gabby Douglas’ hair (11 August 2012)

These are some hairy times, The Washington Post (2 June 2011)

Race Lecture Connects Hair Portrayals to Self-Image, The State Press (10 October 2010)

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair (13 November 2009)

Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: African Americans and Hair (26 July 2005)

Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: African-American Daughters and the Politics of Hair, The Lion and the Unicorn (April 2000)

Roots That Go Beyond Big Hair and a Bad Hair Day: ‘Nappy Hair’ Pieces, Children’s Literature in Education (September 1999)